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  1. +1. Nathan also teased about another project he's working on (a mysterious Uncharted project), so I think it's obvious that he doesn't want to be tied 18 hours/day to The Rookie, like he was to Castle. The only way he can make time for side projects is if The Rookie is an ensemble show. This is not Nash Bridges.
  2. S01.E04: Ex's and Oh's 2018.07.12

    It was a cute and entertaining episode, although they really need to stop with the distracting Castle vibe background music because it gets tiresomely distracting when the actors aren't as strong. I think Cibrian's character and his cop friend have far more chemistry than Bilson and Cibrian. I honestly don't care if the PI pair get together, and in reality, would rather that they didn't. Their budding feelings for each other are far too thrown together and forced. I almost wish they were a brother/sister duo, which would introduce comedy of familiarity, rather than no-chemistry forced LOOOOVE. I don't know..
  3. S01.E02: The Smoking Gun 2018.06.28

    I also thought it was a strong episode. My one negative was the closet scene. Both actors did everything the director told them to do, and may have included even a bit of their own improv, but there was no chemistry, not even a slight spark. I put the blame for that more on Cibrian than on Bilson. He is so wooden sometimes (and I'm not talking about that gun ;-) ). Of course, I may be biased. I thought the case was kind of fun although the convolutions went on for too long. We need some back stories, people. I like the supporting cast and I hope Milmar have learned their lesson on relying too much on the leads and will give the side players more interesting things to do. As long as the story lines stay this entertaining, I'm in for the summer.
  4. S01.E01: Pilot 2018.06.21

    I can't speak for everyone, only for myself. I didn't think it was bad, just that it wasn't nearly as good as Castle and that the difference falls squarely on the actors. I think it's a cute show, which is what Castle likely would have been if Cibrian and Bilson had been cast. It's light fare, amusing, but nothing to write home about..
  5. S01.E01: Pilot 2018.06.21

    Don't forget that it's cheap. I'm guessing that making a Castle copy wherein you hire the same people who could now do the exact Castle work in their sleep is really cheap. They clearly copied and pasted on the music, at least. I am so glad they did this exercise. I can't think of time when a more scientific experiment was done by a major network to show what a difference actors make. Unfortunately, I suspect the point for MilMar was to prove that they were the key people responsible for Castle's success and a show with different actors would still be as successful. Ooops to them. Maybe they truly will "respect the process" now ;-).
  6. S01.E01: Pilot 2018.06.21

    Oh I agree. It was more that the "they're trying to turn it into Castle PI!" fandom horror scenario I mentioned in my post would be about Nathan playing the role, so I had to compare Eddie to Nathan. Nathan would do the straight-laced role very well. His facial expressions are beautifully subtle while staying meaningful and natural and he would bring some depth to the task....although it would be a total waste of him. My spouse thinks the show is cute and "no worse than Castle." And he is a Firefly fan. So maybe I'm just being too critical because we're missing our favorite actors. The ratings weren't that bad for a summer show. It's certainly not a breakout hit but it's keeping up with the Jones'es.
  7. S01.E01: Pilot 2018.06.21

    Is music director Robert Duncan really that one-note? (pardon the pun) The background music was so Castle-like for me that the whole sense of the show was that someone took an empty Castle container and placed two new actors inside. What a mistake to copy Castle music so closely. Also, the irony was not lost on me that in the end, MilMar were the instigators of "Castle PI," the arch nemesis of some of the fandom. Unfortunately Eddie Cibrian is no Nathan Fillion. But it's a good enough show for multitasking TV watching and I'll more than likely get some productive quilting time for at least an hour a week this summer.
  8. I am definitely mentally counting down for this show. I either watch it or massive reruns of Family Feud. I have already memorized Steve Harvey's spiel, know what a good answer is, and just can't do the FF anymore. Broadcast TV is already a barren wasteland, with summer more barrenier and waste-landier. Bring it on. It can't come soon enough.
  9. Some of the Modern Family cast (e.g. Vergara) may be ahead of him too. And I'm with you. I think they're trying to strengthen Tuesday night. Roseanne was supposed to do that too, but you know.
  10. ...also with some hints of Grey's Anatomy? Hard meh to that. I want to love this so much, but only will if I don't get a Grey's Anatomy vibe.
  11. I wonder if they'll start calling it "blue collar Tuesday".
  12. A link to the Official Trailer (long version). ABC's You Tube. I worry just a little that it could get cheesy. We'll see what happens.
  13. So The Rookie at 10PM on Tuesdays then...eeks, it's supposed to be the ABC death slot. But maybe having Roseanne as a lead in will help. https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/pressrelease/abc-unveils-2018-19-prime-time-schedule/
  14. Take Two in the Media

    From recent memory, I've known some scripted shows that have moved to summer (Quantico (which is now cancelled), Elementary), but I haven't known any that have moved from summer to fall. Maybe Take Two will be the first? But it would have to be a break out hit.
  15. I was mistaken. We'll find out where The Rookie will appear on the schedule this coming Tuesday. https://www.disneyabcpress.com/abc/pressrelease/join-disneyabc-executives-on-a-press-conference-call-as-they-announce-the-2018-2019-prime-time-schedule-and-programming/ I wouldn't be surprised if The Rookie takes Designated Survivor's spot. And of course, we'll maybe find out about Take Two as well. Given the shooting schedule, I'm guessing that Take Two is a summer show. I'll be happy to have something to watch in summer.